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Kris Grinter

Email:  kgrinter@k-state.edu

Phone: 785-826-2676

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About me

First and foremost, I am a K-State Fan and two-time Alumnus! I bleed purple and you'll be hard-pressed to find me not wearing purple on any given day. I graduated with my Bachelor's in Family Studies and Human Services and my Master's in Family Studies and Human Services with a specialization in Life Span Human Development from the College of Human Ecology on K-State Manhattan Campus. My passion lies in helping students (and potential students) unlock their full potential by helping them to understand what it is that they are really passionate about!


I grew up in Olathe (I went to Olathe South High School) and Kansas City, KS. Although, after spending over 7 years in Manhattan, KS I think I should start calling it my new hometown!

College Activities

As an undergraduate student, after becoming a SafeZone Ally and an active member of the Honor Council, I realized I loved being involved on campus! After entering graduate school at K-State, I decided I wanted to be much more involved around campus and ended up representing the graduate students of K-State on seven different committees and became a member of Kappa Omicron Nu and a member and the Chair of the Honor and Integrity System. As a graduate student I was extremely busy but wouldn't have changed it for anything!  

Favorite College Memory

As an undergraduate student, I remember staying up all night playing games, talking, and getting fast food then walking with my friends to the dining center and filling up on peanut butter chocolate chip waffles and bacon! Best memories by far!

Items No College Student Should Be Without

 - Backup hard drive (computers fail just when you need them the most!)

 - Any kind of tablet (so much easier to carry around than a laptop, especially if you are doing something light!)

 - Mini fridge (late night snacks are the best kind of snacks!)

Advice I Wish I'd Paid Attention To Before College

Get involved! I heard that I should get involved a million times before getting to college and just didn't think it was as big of a deal as everyone was making it. What I found out by becoming involved on campus is I gained many more friends, connected with other students and administrators that otherwise I would have never even met, learned more about my university and fellow students, and realized my true passion and career path! 

Three Words My Friends Would Use To Describe Me

Enthusiastic, Caring, Helpful

Favorite Movie

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (You serious Clark?)

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